concise code (beginner)

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at rudin.co.uk
Mon Sep 10 10:26:54 CEST 2007


Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_666 at gmx.net> writes:

> On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:42:16 +1000, bambam wrote:
>
>> "Lawrence D'Oliveiro" <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote in
>> message news:fc2c86$i1l$4 at lust.ihug.co.nz...
>>> In message <13e99756io95p66 at corp.supernews.com>, bambam wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Don't top-post.
>>
>> I have a number of  news readers here, but all of them work
>> better  with top-posting, and in none of them is top posting
>> a problem.
>
> This is not about *you* having any problems but all the people who must
> read your top postings.  Most of them, at least in this news group, expect
> that a text read from top to bottom follows time from earliest to latest.
> And as most here don't top post, a conversation with a top poster starts
> to get mixed and even harder to follow.


>From <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-posting>

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

:)




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